NEWPORT BEACH — October 1, 2023 — Luxury fitness mecca, EQUINOX Sports Clubs, played host to OC Fashion Week’s® Day One catwalk highlighting some of the most innovative athleisurewear and swimsuits in Southern California. Last spring’s Irvine-based Model Castings atop Equinox Orange County’s rooftop created such the viral online buzz that it seemed only natural to make it home to Fall’s OCFW® kickoff.
Kathy Marino Executive Producer of OCFashionWeek on Opening Day
Synchronized swimmers literally kicked off the spectacular afternoon runway show Saturday, September 30th. An exclusive highly-anticipated invitation-only Black and White Party immediately followed.
Opening Day Featured Designers Included:
- 3:00PM Annunzi Athleisurewear by Angela Paretta
- 3:15PM Scrubs by Shabella
- 3:30PM Ava Sports Wear
- 4:00PM Alexandra Beverly Hills Swim Wear and Lingerie
- 4:30PM Bella Paradise Resort and Swim Wear closes out the runway shows with a spectacular surprise!
- 5:00PM Black & White After-Party presented by Equinox Sports Club of Irvine
The night was hosted by Kelly Brown of Canned Energy Drink Rat Bastard, Dino Glover, Membership Director of Equinox, the fitness club that delivers an unrivaled experience to maximize your potential with luxury amenities that keep you performing at your best, and DrenchedOC’s Angela Paretta who premiered her own Athleisure Wear Collections that night. Front Row giftbags were courtesy of Iconic Wellness.
OC Fashion Week® is an international trade show dedicated to supporting emerging designers and established brands alike in the pursuit of fashion. With over $42.5 billion in spend, the California Riviera luxury market is a leader in retail economy surpassing some of the Top 5 Fashion Capitals in the World in terms of consumer retail expenditures. And no, LA is not a part of the OC statistic. “Despite economic challenges, the high-end real estate sector in Orange County remains robust,” notes real estate aficionado Lindsay Clark Shields of Newport Beach-based Engle & Volkers. August witnessed a 6.3% year-over-year surge in sales exceeding $3,000,000, in stark contrast to a 9.8% decline in sales below this threshold.
OC Fashion Week® is presented by Equinox Sports Club of Orange County and Sponsors:
DrenchedOC, Iconic Wellness, Zocular, So Cal Plastic Surgery, OC Hair Room, The Tooth Co., Dr. TrishMD, Rat Bastard Canned Energy Drink, Lindsay Clark-Shields of Engle & Volkers, The OC Lash Loft The Met Costa Mesa, Option Forward, and Forward Clothing.
Photographer Lucas Pool
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